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Web Technology: Theory and Practice by M. Srinivasan

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9.2 EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT

In the manufacturing world, relatively many of the components are standardized—in other words, the interfaces are standardized. Cars, for example, have standard interfaces—steering assembly, brake system, accelerator, clutch, etc. Similarly, there exist standard processes and tools for its regular maintenance (servicing). Its components are also made of standard parts, as far as possible, for example, tires, steering assembly, brake linings, clutch parts, etc (what differentiates is its engine and accessories—in fact the engine is also made of standardized components for piston, crank shafts, etc). Standardization promotes reusability, and ease of use leading to lower costs of development and maintenance. It is all ...

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